Datafin

Systems Application Specialist (CPT Hybrid)

IT – Support
Cape Town – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
ENSURE the delivery of quality systems solutions that impact within a contained environment in order to satisfy business requirements in line with business strategy as the next Systems Application Specialist sought by a reputable Retail Group. With your core focus being on IT Finance Applications, you will provide insight into both the ITS strategy & Finance systems strategy as well as risk mitigation. You will also drive the creation of system application roadmaps while proactively identifying and recommending opportunities for delivering new & improving existing solutions. The successful incumbent will have a 3-year IT tertiary qualification with 3-5 years’ suitable work experience including relevant Retail & Financial business knowledge and preferably a background in Development. You will also require Project Management skills with the strong ability to drive the implementation of technology strategy based on business needs.
 
DUTIES:
Provide input into ITS strategy and Finance systems strategy –
  • Collaborate with the IT Manager and ensure input into the one-year operating plan and projects priority plan in line with IT strategy and relevant business requirements
  • Provide input into systems related Risk Management Strategies and risk mitigation.
 
Deliver quality systems solutions and ensure optimal performance of system applications –
  • Provide input and guidance to the IT Manager and the Application teams to ensure identification and delivery of system solutions.
  • Drive the creation of system application roadmaps.
  • Manage the process to determine system application impact assessments and architectural solutions.
 
Keep up to date with best practice and the latest developments –
  • Proactively update ITS and the business where relevant.
  • Absorb and convey detailed technical information.
  • Proactively identify and recommend opportunities for delivering new and improving existing solutions to meet the business requirements.
 
Ensure that solutions adhere to architectural, governance, technical standards and principles –
  • Provide Application teams with architectural and technical thought leadership.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 3-Year IT qualification.
  • 3-5 Years relevant experience.
  • Development background preferred.
  • Relevant Project management skills.
  • Relevant Retail and Financial business knowledge.
 
Advantageous –
  • ReconAssist and Hyperion application content, application, and architectural knowledge.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Able to drive the implementation of technology strategy based on business needs.
  • Can research technology-related concepts, trends and best practices, and apply findings.
  • Proven solutioning experience and innate problem-solving abilities.
  • Presents problem analysis and a recommended solution rather than just identifying and describing the problem itself.
  • Demonstrates a results-oriented mindset in planning and implementing activities/projects.
  • Prepares written reports and briefs and communicates ideas clearly.
  • Discusses issues and exchanges information with partners to identify areas of mutual interest and benefit.
  • Adjusts to work effectively within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures. 
  • Anticipates change and continuously remains prepared for change.